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  • Are Apple And IBM Really Going To Take BlackBerry To The Cleaners? [View article]
    It may seem so Mr.K, but the devil is in the details, will it be a team at one company writing each bridge app? Management types seem generally loathe to let one partner enjoy that degree of control (and the fair and imaginative solution, to share the apps equally between partners, doesn't seem to ever occur to them...) and insist on getting their own guys equal involvement, in which case there will always be enough people playing power politics to wreck any meaningful collaboration.

    If they split the teams as I suggested, they'll still need a reliable source of info from the other side, and even "luck of the draw" rarely appies here; if they chose as a contact, a regular engineer, who just wants the project to succeed, and will do what's needed, then all would be hunky dory!

    Unfortunately, again, management seem to hold such guys in low esteem (they don't understand the "proper order" of things, and can't be trusted to take account of the political requirements) and so the contact is almost invariably a management wannabe, who apart from his lack of in-depth understanding of the engineering requirements, can be trusted to make decisions which primarily serve his own personal ambition.

    Like I said, human nature, and from my extensive experience in such situations, I don't see BBRY has anything to worry about...
    Jul 25 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Is Getting Closer To E-Commerce [View article]
    Not everyone is so cautious; I can foresee a lot of impulse buying arising from this, with many later regretting their hasty purchases. Impending lawsuits, and "correcting" legislation? I wouldn't discount these possibilities...
    Jul 22 11:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Relief Rally Coming And Here's Why [View article]
    Yea, they just fritter it away on highways and bridges and police forces...
    Jul 22 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America - Earnings Shortfall Driven By New 'One-Time' Litigation Charges [View article]
    "large" was a typo, then?
    Jul 22 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America - Earnings Shortfall Driven By New 'One-Time' Litigation Charges [View article]
    I've got one, thanks.
    Jul 22 10:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Apple And IBM Really Going To Take BlackBerry To The Cleaners? [View article]
    Not sure if being "cocked forever" is a bad thing, m, but for sure, once a fingerprint is digitised, it can be hacked, just like anything else, so what IS the big deal?
    Jul 22 10:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Apple And IBM Really Going To Take BlackBerry To The Cleaners? [View article]
    I expect you ar right, v, but here are degrees of cooperation; building on someone's existing system, and influencing its future development is one thing, and quite do-able, but joint ventures under separate management structures, to design something from scratch are doomed to failure, as human nature always intervenes. Bin there, tried that, don't wanna do it again...
    Jul 22 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Dips: What Happens Next? [View article]
    The great unstoppable Apple (WOW!) are teaming up with previously unstoppable IBM (DOUBLE WOW!)? Hey,this is going to impress people, even at corporate level (where they are expected to know better, but where time and time again they demonstrate that they are mere mortals, and fallible) and it 's going to look grim for BBRY for some time to come. It may even drive them back down towards their previous lows! That said, IBM is not looking unstoppable at present, in fact it's floundering, and time will tell if this will snap them out of it! Even so, time will also tell that joint ventures just don't work in the long term, and if BBRY can hang in there, and knuckle down on their in-house advantages, this may well provide them with a real springboard to future glory.

    I'm not saying they'll succeed, but I am saying this is a great chance to prove they deserve to succeed; here endeth the lesson.
    Jul 19 06:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Dips: What Happens Next? [View article]
    I don't know anyone who buys Louis Vuiton or Prada, so I guess they are doomed, right?
    Jul 19 06:15 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Dips: What Happens Next? [View article]
    David, it is innovative! Which is to say "new", "novel", unlike anything that's been before, as you repeatedly claim is what BBRY needs! Of course, innovation alone is no guarantee of success; and innovative product can still stink, and even a great product can be so far ahead of the curve, it puts the majority of the buying public off; there's a great deal more to being successful than just being innovative...
    Jul 19 06:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Tries To Increase Revenues In China Without Opening A Local Website [View article]
    Rightly so; China will protect its own, one way or another. I'm not saying outsiders can't do business there (look at the car market!) but just as VW etc are doing great business there in the short term, so are they educating and up-dating their future rivals, ensuring that they will soon be living in "interesting times"!
    Jul 19 06:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Apple And IBM Really Going To Take BlackBerry To The Cleaners? [View article]
    Hardly high tech, eh, shu?
    Jul 19 05:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Apple And IBM Really Going To Take BlackBerry To The Cleaners? [View article]
    "SUCH an unlikely scenario", st? I can hardly think of anything easier; even chopping off someone's finger would be far riskier (and messier)...
    Jul 19 05:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Apple And IBM Really Going To Take BlackBerry To The Cleaners? [View article]
    The other advantage to BBRY is that, even when they work, collaborations between separate companies rarely work well (witness the Nokia/MSFT, before the phones division buy out) so if BBRY stay nimble, and maximise their "all in house" advantage, they should have nothing to fear. In fact, the threat may well do them a power of good, forcing them to focus more, on what they do best.
    Jul 19 05:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Apple And IBM Really Going To Take BlackBerry To The Cleaners? [View article]
    That may be so, 232, if association with Apple gets IBM out of their current predicament; they seem to have plenty of good ideas, but few, if any are finding traction. The question is, are IBM suffering from misperceptions from their hoped for clients, or are Rommerty and co fundamentally misreading the way things are going?
    Jul 19 05:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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